After we learned about minstrel shows in class I decided to check it out on YouTube. I saw minstrel type comedy shows up until the 1950’s Eventualy my YouTube experience morphed into watching old cartoons that had been banned for racist content. It was amazing to me to see buggs bunny in blackface with big red lips or the incredibly racist ‘Mammy’ character from tom and jerry. It helped to put into perspective the mindset of the average American in those days. It also made me think about how terrible it would feel to be black and watch a minstrel show.